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Newswise: Concussion is more than just a headache, so it’s good to know the symptoms

Concussion is more than just a headache, so it’s good to know the symptoms

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Concussion is the most common and mildest type of traumatic brain injury, but it should never be taken lightly. Any concussion, however slight, temporarily disturbs vital brain activity and can cause a range of physical, mental and emotional symptoms that vary in number and severity from case to case.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Children's Health, Neuro, Patient Safety, Seniors, Trauma,

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6-Nov-2019 6:00 AM EST
Newswise: While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Osteoarthritis can produce joint pain and stiffness sufficient to limit and even prohibit the performance of everyday tasks. It becomes more common with age, once it starts it typically gets worse and there’s no known cure. But there are therapies that can relieve pain and maintain joint function.

Channels: Arthritis, Bone Health,

Released:
10-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Cover up to reduce the risk of short- and long-term skin damage from the sun’s UV rays

Wake Forest Baptist Health

If you let the sun burn your skin you’ll pay a price right away, with painful redness, peeling and possible blistering. But sunburn can also generate long-term problems, such as premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.

Channels: Cancer, Dermatology,

Released:
24-Jun-2019 6:00 PM EDT
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Where there’s a grill there’s a way: Cookouts can be part of a healthy diet

Wake Forest Baptist Health

You just have to be smart about what you grill and how you grill it, and be willing to broaden your view of what qualifies as proper cookout fare.

Channels: Food Science, Health Food, Nutrition,

Released:
22-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Cognitive decline eventually affects everyone, just not to the same extent

Cognitive decline eventually affects everyone, just not to the same extent

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Roughly four out of five people won’t ever experience memory issues more serious than the “senior moments” of normal aging.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Neuro,

Released:
16-May-2019 6:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Doctors in the house: Hospitalists elevate level of care for inpatients

Doctors in the house: Hospitalists elevate level of care for inpatients

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Hospital medicine is a relatively new discipline – the term for those who practice it, hospitalists, dates only to 1996 – but it is one of the fastest growing fields in medicine today because of dramatic ways health care has changed over the past two decades.

Channels: Healthcare,

Released:
18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Congenital heart defects sometimes don’t cause problems until later in life

Congenital heart defects sometimes don’t cause problems until later in life

Wake Forest Baptist Health

There’s currently no good way to tell when – or even if – congenital heart defects will become apparent. Even defects that are identified and treated in childhood can resurface and cause problems in adulthood.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease,

Released:
21-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Medical students go beyond curriculum to learn more about addiction

Medical students go beyond curriculum to learn more about addiction

Wake Forest Baptist Health

“Addiction is something we’re all going to encounter no matter what kind of medicine we end up practicing,” said Shane Stone, a fourth-year student at Wake Forest School of Medicine who led the effort to establish a student interest group in addiction medicine at the school.

Channels: Addiction,

Released:
27-Feb-2019 8:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Nuclear Medicine? It’s Probably Not at All What You Think It Is

Nuclear Medicine? It’s Probably Not at All What You Think It Is

Wake Forest Baptist Health

The often-misunderstood specialty employs low doses of radioactive materials and advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.

Channels: Cancer, Pharmaceuticals,

Released:
20-Dec-2018 7:00 AM EST
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Obesity a major – but hardly the only – reason behind rise in type 2 diabetes

Wake Forest Baptist Health

“The increase in diabetes in our society is almost certainly driven by the increase in obesity,” says Alain Bertoni, M.D., of Wake Forest School of Medicine. “But not everybody who has diabetes is obese and not everybody who is obese has diabetes. There are definitely other factors at work.”

Channels: Diabetes, Healthcare, Obesity, Public Health,

Released:
19-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST
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